Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership and Student Development

The M.S. in Higher Education Leadership and Student Development provides candidates with relevant knowledge to serve within the changing landscape of higher education.

Small class sizes and personal interaction with experienced educators equip candidates with the necessary skills to assume formal and informal leadership roles in higher education.

The program curriculum bridges the gap between theoretical concepts and real-world application. Students will be challenged to approach higher education leadership from a multicultural perspective in order to create a comprehensive philosophy of student development.

Program Length
2 Years
Program Cost

Why our program?

Over the last 150 years, the American higher education industry has witnessed dramatic surges in college student enrollments. Along with that growth came increased complexity in the operations of higher education institutions.

Higher education, once considered a luxury has now become a necessity. The requirements to successfully meet the academic needs of students will continue to increase as the number of enrolled students continues to grow the size of American academia.

The CBU Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership and Student Development equips candidates with the knowledge and skills to effectively guide college and university programs and personnel toward institutional objectives.

Candidates will gain relevant practical experience through meaningful fieldwork associated with specific courses such as Organizational and Institutional Theory. The curriculum is taught by expert instructors and will prepare graduates to enter a variety of careers in a college or university setting as administrators, department specialists academic advisors or other leadership roles.

  • Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Model and create a culture of ethical and virtuous practices.
    2. Evaluate and implement research based best practices that promote institutional and student development.
    3. Practice exemplary leadership and provide emerging leaders with critical leadership perspectives and skills.
    4. Appreciate and implement global and multi-cultural perspectives to better advocate for all students.
    5. Communicate effectively so as build highly engaged teams and garner community support.
    6. Evaluate and implement human development theories and practices so has to be a catalyst for human flourishing.

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